Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Anti-Tax Tea Parties Today


Well today is Tax day, and I hope everyone has gotten their taxes done this year. Also, many grass-roots organizations are organizing Tea Party Protests today all over the country to voice the growing frustration of over spending of this administration, which will lead to higher taxes for all!

In "honor" of April 15th, allow me to share with you excerpts from an article on taxes written by Ron Paul. It's called The Case Against the Income Tax.

Could America exist without an income tax? The idea seems radical, yet in truth America did just fine without a federal income tax for the first 126 years of its history. Prior to 1913, the government operated with revenues raised through tariffs, excise taxes, and property taxes, without ever touching a worker's paycheck....

The harmful effects of the income tax are obvious. First and foremost, it has enabled government to expand far beyond its proper constitutional limits, regulating virtually every aspect of our lives. It has given government a claim on our lives and work, destroying our privacy in the process. It takes billions of dollars out of the legitimate private economy, with most Americans giving more than a third of everything they make to the federal government. This economic drain destroys jobs and penalizes productive behavior. The ridiculous complexity of the tax laws makes compliance a nightmare for both individuals and businesses....

Is it impossible to end the income tax? I don't believe so. In fact, I believe a serious groundswell movement of disaffected taxpayers is growing in this country. Millions of Americans are fed up with the current tax system, and they will bring pressure on Congress....

Here is a link to find out if your city has a Tea Party going on in your neighborhood.

For anyone in Lafayette...the party is from noon - 2 pm at the Pedistrian bridge downtown.
For anyone in Indy...the party is on the Indiana Statehouse from 4:30 - 6:30 pm.

Finally here is a quick 7 min video from Glenn Beck talking about the Tea Parties and the Media.

video

Enjoy,
Shepherd.

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